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Wine sales winning market share over beer

                

From the latest report from Statistics Canada, the wine sales is growing and winning market share over beer sales. It’s $5.7 billion worth of wines been sold during the year ending March 31, 2009, up 4.6% from the previous year. The wine sales volume has reached 441.4 million litres, a 3.8% increase. Important fact, the […]read more

Vineyards from around the world – Stellenbosch

                

The Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek valleys form the Cape Winelands, the larger of the two main wine growing regions in South Africa. The South African wine industry produces about 1,000,000,000 litres of wine annually. Stellenbosch is the primary location for viticulture and viticulture research. Professor Perold was the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University. […]read more

Ontario Niagara’s Spring releases

                

It’s new vintage time for many wines from Niagara On-The-Lake, Ontario. Here a summary list, to name a few… Malivoire Malivoire’s tasting notes: Melon Malivoire Wine Company 2009 “Tantalizingly fresh on the nose, it evokes thoughts of white grapefruit, peach, pear and fennel. Your mouth is treated to bright minerality with flavours suggesting lemon and […]read more

Voga Pinot Grigio 2009 | Wine of the Week

                

Pinot Grigio, the most popular white varietal produced in northern Italy, is in the spotlight with this Voga Pinot Grigio 2009. A wine with an impeccable visual identity and, most important, a wine that deliver delicious, rich and fresh flavors. You will be charmed by its trendy bottle that seems to come directly from a […]read more

Malvasia Birichino Monterey County 2008 | Wine of the Week

                

One of the nice discoveries made by our Wine expert Hélène Dion at latest Salon des vins of Montreal. Malvasia Birichino Monterey County 2008 from Birichino Amici winery. To Hélène, this white California wine rocks. But, don’t think of a smooth and soft white wine. This wine made of Malvoisie delivers powerful litchi, pear, citrus […]read more

Vineyards from around the world – Portugal

                

Origins Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans. Portugal started to export its wines to Rome during the Roman Empire. Modern exports developed with trade to England after the Methuen Treaty in 1703. From this commerce a wide […]read more

Adega Pegoes Selected Harvest 2009 | Wine of the Week

                

The winemaker Jaime Quendera offers us good value with this Adega Pegoes Selected Harvest 2009. From the Peninsula de Sebutal region in Portugal, this blend is made of Chardonnay 25%, Arinto 25%, Pinot Blanc 25% and Antao Vaz 25%. Under its straw color, this seductive wine showcases fruity aromas. An expressive, well-balanced and fresh white […]read more

Valentine’s Day champagne, on a budget

                

Don’t need to spend a fortune for a champagne bottle on Valentine’s Day. You can enjoy a romantic bubbles evening with your loved one for under $25. We have selected for you some sparkling wines that will not hurt your wallet. Happy Valentine’s Day! Champagne and sparkling under $15 Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava Sparkling […]read more

Touchdown wines for the Super Bowl

                

Your Super Bowl night menu is done; natcho, pizza, veggies and the traditional chicken wings. It’s a fast and easy to prepare menu that will leave the entire spotlight on the game. Of course, a good cold beer will perfectly match your menu but wines can also be a good choice with your meal. If […]read more

Wine video gallery – Domaine de Chevalier

                

Nestling in a vine setting and benefiting from a gentle micro-climate, The Domaine de Chevalier is a Cru Classé of a renowned and distinguished name. Since 1983, ruling over this outstanding terroir, Olivier Bernard keeps on revealing with passion the quintessence of this vineyard, always displaying typical aromas of Pessac-Léognan. Falling within a technologic dynamic […]read more

Vineyards from around the world – Tuscany (Chianti)

                

Chianti Chianti is a red Italian wine produced in Tuscany. It was historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called a fiasco (“flask”; pl. fiaschi); however, the fiasco is only used by a few makers of the wine now; most Chianti is bottled in traditionally shaped wine bottles. Baron Bettino Ricasoli […]read more

Icewine – its origin and secrets

                

By definition, an Icewine is a dessert wine produced from harvested frozen grape. Icewines are mostly elaborated from white wine but can also be made from red wine and from sparkling wine. Icewines have a strong sugar concentration. This sugar concentration is possible by separating the frozen water of the juice. Waiting for the right […]read more

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Wine score sheet – How to take wine tasting notes

                

The wine score sheet allow us to capture tastes, comments and to push our wine analysis a step further while doing a wine tasting. Vinivino wine review tool is build to capture the essential elements of each different wine tasting steps. Each wine review entered by you or by other Vinivino members are accessible anytime. […]read more

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Champagne | Wine of the Week

                

A real champagne’ classic! The Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Champagne. A Brut non vintage champagne made of between 50% and 55% Pinot Noir, between 15% and 20% Pinot Meunier and between 28% and 33% Chardonnay. The outcome showcases a golden-yellow color champagne with fine and tiny bubbles. On the nose, white fruits, dried fruits and […]read more

Vineyards from around the world – The Barossa Valley

                

The Barossa Valley is a major wine-producing region and tourist destination of South Australia, located 60 km northeast of Adelaide. It is the valley formed by the North Para River, and the Barossa Valley Way is the main road through the valley, connecting the main towns on the valley floor of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, Rowland Flat […]read more

Stump Jump Red d’Arenberg 2006 | Wine of the Week

                

Vintage 2006 was one of the most condensed vintages experienced at d’Arenberg and one of the best ever. The Stump Jump Red d’Arenberg 2006 is definitively constant with this mention. A blend made of Grenache 48%, Shiraz 28% and Mourvedre 24%. The color is bright red. On the nose, ripe juicy red fruits, cranberries, spice, […]read more

Torrontes Don David 2008 | Wine of the Week

                

The Torrontes Don David from the Valley of Cafayate in Argentina, a perfect aromatic white wine for the summer time!    A nice yellow-green color. The noise exhibits aromas of rose, litchi, peach and cantaloupe. The mount will charm you with its tropical fruits, flowers and subtle mineral favors. A good balance of acidity and […]read more

Xmas wine match

                

In 2 days… Christmas! Year after year, I can not be ready more sooner. I don’t know but it’s like it’s part of Christmas. I have to always be last minute. So in my last minute preparation to the Christmas dinner, I am reviewing which wines to serve. Which wines will match the traditional turkey? […]read more

Drinking wine from baby bottles?

                

Yes, it’s the truth and this is happening in a Paris restaurant! The “Refuge des Fondus – Bistro rigolo” (funny bistro) is serving wine in baby bottles! Link to the video here From the NY Times Some restaurant blogs have noted the impending birth of La Cave des Fondus, scheduled to open tomorrow in an […]read more

Wine tasting tips

                

I was reading a blog article earlier today when I came to this idea of writing a post that will provide some nice Wine Tasting Tips. Before starting, I would like to specify that wine tasting is all about your tastes. There is no good or wrong answers, it’s how you like a wine. Only […]read more

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